Attention Halflings, Goblins and Orcs: ‘Hobbit’ Extras Wanted

Open casting call for ‘The Hobbit’ is announced, but the criteria is tricky

Actors and actresses seeking roles in the two-part "Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit," this is your hour.

Applications for extras are now being accepted, according to The Noldor Blog, a guide to the film franchise's locations in New Zealand.

But don't quit your restaurant job just yet — New Zealand locals must, by law, be hired before anyone from overseas. That means you need a New Zealand tax number, and must be able to legally work in the country (and be available for the entire shoot).

Read more at the Nodlor Blog.